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There are many different fitness goals people set before they decide to start working out, which can make them very excited, so they often become totally unaware of the injuries they can get during their trainings. Of course it can happen to anyone, no matter how experienced they are, but this is something you absolutely do not want to happen to you, so keep in mind all of the following injuries and do your best to prevent them.

Get ready

Before you visit a gym, make sure that there is a professional trainer over there, because they can give you loads of helpful advice. This is very important, since working out properly is essential. You should visit a doctor, as well, especially if you are over 50 years of age, so he can evaluate your physical state and recommend the right exercises for you. The last, but not least is the equipment. You need to wear proper gear, since it can prevent many injuries.

Schedule

When you get started, creating a good schedule is crucial. Always have at least 2 days a week to rest from working out, because your body cannot stand a huge pressure and often change the exercises you do, since repeating them can lead to overusing some muscles and some common injuries, such as tendinitis.

Know your enemy

Getting injured will not only put you in lots of pain, but it will also make you stop exercising, losing so much along the way. The list of the most common workout-related injuries includes some minor things, such as muscle pulls and strains, which are more annoying than horrible, but those such as various knee or shoulder injuries can stop you from working out up to 4 weeks, which is more than bad for a dedicated person. The main reasons for these injuries are weakened musculoskeletal structure, pushing your body to its limit, doing more than your body can actually bear and not taking things slowly, so never get ahead of yourself and be very careful. Even though these injuries mostly heal by themselves, a visit to the sports podiatry is a must when they occur, so do not ever try to play a hero.

Warm-up

Warming up before exercising is probably the best way to prevent most injuries, so make sure you always do it. For instance, you can ride an exercise bike or simply jog in place for a few minutes. This way your heart rate increases and it, along with the other muscles, it gets prepared for working out. Also, give your body some time to cool-down after each training, walk for a while, do some stretching or just sit down and relax, it will bring your heart back to its regular state.

These are just basic tips for preventing some injuries, but if you make use of them, most likely you will not have any troubles with injuries. Keep in mind that most of these occur due to inattention or thoughtlessness, which means it is all up to you, so be careful all the time and enjoy your working out!

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Sophie is a blogger based in Australia. She's hooked on yoga and healthy living. Sophie loves to write and share her daily tips and tricks. Follow her at @andersen_sophie.

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